Rowena Luk is VP of Strategy at Dimagi and Product Owner for the CommCare Supply mobile logistics solution. During her time with Dimagi, she has undertaken many roles, including: providing technical leadership for the development and deployment of the Early Warning System, which uses SMS to report, resolve, and prevent commodity stockouts across health facilities in Ghana; acting as SMS Director with oversight on all of Dimagi’s SMS projects in over 14 countries; providing technical guidance on clinical research efforts at Dimagi, including leadership of the ARemind study of mobile monitoring and personalized support of individuals with HIV/AIDS. She has worked on mHealth projects in over 15 countries across Africa and Asia.
Prior to Dimagi, Rowena gained proficiency with mobile technology design and adoption from private, non-profit, and research perspectives. She led development of a telemedicine platform targeted for Ghana and the US while at Intel Research, was a member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) research group at Berkeley, and explored the feasibility of drive-by Internet solutions for kiosk operators in India with the Tetherless Computing Lab at the University of Waterloo. She founded the non-profit AMITA Telemedicine, a charity with a mission to improve the quality of healthcare in Africa through research, development, and deployments of information technology. In the private sector, her technical background includes several years’ experience working as a software engineer for industry leading companies such as Research in Motion and Maya Heat Transfer Technologies.
She holds a Masters in Information Management and Systems from the University of California in Berkeley, where she was an active member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) Research Group, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.